Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
White Horse Distillers Limited
1984 - 1985
Stated Age
16 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
White Horse Distillers Limited Glasgow
Added on
30 Aug 2010 11:47 am

Average value

€ 950.00

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.60 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Amazingly pungent for a standard OB of 43%. This is one the first 16y old Lagavulin bottled somewhere in 1984 (the successor of the standard 12y old OB in these days), so the distillate is from the late 1960's. The oldest Lagavulin I ever had.
    • Nose
      Intense smoky. Lots of iodine. Lapsan Souchong tea. But also sweet-sour horse stable notes. Tarry. Seaweed.
    • Taste
      Peat. Burnt wood. Campfire. Citrus fruit at the background. Zesty. Hints of sherry as well. Coffee. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long. Rusty. Smoky and medicinal. Earthy notes. A bit salt.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Here you found info´s about the White horse and the limited.

    Regards U



  3. AmG scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Virtual Whisky Show
    • Nose
      Big big seaweeds, golden fruits, a bit tropical, dense smoke, big peat, coastal, mineral, lemony, old style.
    • Taste
      Very peaty, pine needles, syrupy, huge pine tree oil, resinous, peat syrup, banana, licorice.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, banana mint cream, cigar leaves.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Not quite meeting my expectations - finally pretty cardboardy which I don't like
    • Nose
      88 88
      Maritime, seabreeze, seaweed, iodine, green fruits, lemons, leafy, old books, hints of cardboard
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very oily, creamy, not punchy, little peaty, not much smoky, little sweetness, more cardboardy
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, still maritime notes

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fine, restrained but full, spent matches, light sulfur, green peppers, honey
    • Taste
      cold ashes, log fire, salty, algae
    • Finish
      long and smoky, cold smoke, subtly sweet, no bitterness

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have had this sample years saved from a full bottle and was from the first year or so no later than a 2 year period the 16 was about and it smells great.  The palate is peaty with loads of brine , tar , fruit and a little coffee and I swear I get a hint of orange.

    Beautiful stuff probably because the sherry and peat are so well integrated, Lagavulin 16 now is nothing like this.

    I doff my cap.

    I was going to have a Bladnoch cs after this, probably not a good idea.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The legend of the traditional Lagavulin blend WHITE HORSE can be found here



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